US 1874393 A
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Aug. 30, 1932. B. l. v|GNAUx. JR., ETAL 1,374,393
EGG PACKING APPARATUS iil'ed March-s0. 1931 u a U Y fo: J
I l 'l l' l le fel "l 7 L T H l lq 5 g l /5- /3 INVENTORS ,8e/ward 3 V/naax JP', By Marv/n /Eober s Mu/1 'ATToRNEYs Patented Aug. 30, 1932' En PAJT ois-Fics ismnnnnronsmw rmcxsoo, i 'i l .dreamt GAMA-BA.; "musi Anglian@ iieixiarnib, 1931.4 seriarm $26,504..' l
In frther' detail, theif-appartns comprises Y principally af pair of iframe sections 2 on trays hingeditogether atfia'n'd with'se`ction ^"1"A further hingedf'or'-pivoted as 4 I te rigid' supports 5 all inf4 a: mannerpermittmg the/ sections t0 o'penttas-sliowrrin fll'lines in uthe' drawingwithjsectien l reingvat itsy free end on supporting "tanreq while' sec? tion 2 Vrests "at lits-tee 'end UponA VfiiedlrshieFtfes 6,. 6"; ,While also rermittingeither* sectiorrtrr 8 be folded'ove'r,` o'1"-in1"fe1't`edA over-theother' section. l l i Framel is providdwitlfiaretiveiy l'ow slielfortableportionl' iupomwhich-'is Ulseedl aci-ate AS-ofeggs9 which-are tolbetrnsfrredi to cartons as show-nat? 1U in ifwliich-areprovided"with` a lfp cover 1T' scored-"to the body ofthe carton; an'rlcardlioardseparators 12 spacingxtlie interior of;tlifecarttn4 t'o hold one dozeneggsarrangedf in *tworowsoffsix eggseach; f y t v The cratesv 8 ini` whilreggs--nare recciivedoief# fore transferring ytothesecartonsrheid*thirty` dozen eggs in fvelyers.- Thelcrateonlibxuis divided centrally B" ai` fvertielf partition at opposite sides l"Wliiehare'ffiflftrvdilelfr eggs,eachlayerof"treedozensupportedon asheet ofsoft1A cinrdliord'..rniterialj the eggs thereon latferlidl'ylspaeedfbyL notched' cardboard partitions'mjseparatersll. V' Tray `1 hwsl Walisll'5 ""and'll'is offfa' sizegftcuA receive one layer of-ftliree'dozene gs; from-theorate as ndicatediin Fig. 1, thesi'es ofil the tray' bein' `"inwardlybevel'as" im dicatedl'tb admite-fingers of af-'person'fliftl l ingia layer of'leggs'outof'the" crate 'andf'de-'z positingjtlem" compltewith separators Vand" snpportingsheet'llnto -the tray.'
'i Traylsection 2is about like section 1l exi cept that one sidewall'isoxnitt`ed-alsA slown tom Wall is slotted as at 16 to coincide .o with i slet" v17 'lietween shelftsectionsmf; v6 when" the try rests upon' itas slown in ^F i :2f-
tray sections are' preferably provided "with"` liandles'flS; 19 sonrraxrged-"thatthey my'le' Held rirr separate'- hands,` or4 wlen the tray sec-A tions arefc'lsedfone;upontliefothertle han#r dls lie clsetogether lso that-th'ey'lnay Both" be'sirnutaneousiy Witlfithe fngersofonediandAA 7 to1ift"" or swing both* tray sections simul'` ta'v.r1eonslyeverpivot4i A l Tray section 2 is `made of an internal "dif menson -tortightly receive'tlree emptygeartons 10i `so tlatfthey vvzill'n'oti fllout-fwhen the trayisfinverted. In Fig: ithreeacartonsfare' shown in place* and include thematerial ern-g braced l respectivelybetween-.arrows 10,1` 10"1 1'9".` Fi'rpll oflcartnA 10is pcedlagainst anouteriwallf offthfe tray and 'permittedtopros' jeet'mitwa rdlyfasshown in Figgv 3;; Wli'le'the' miniemen-its:dozenaeggyinp15@-is (sy.
5f? alayer of eggssupported on a mat spaced by,
Pair 0f trays hingedlyrconnectedtogether: for
to slide the vfilled cartons out of the tray the. separators andV lower4 sheet .i are removed from tray 1, a fresh layer of eggs, separators and supporting sheet are lifted from crate 8 and the operations continued. v
In bigs. 1 and 2 tray' 1 is shown refilled with a layer of eggs lbefore the cartons in section2 have been slid out, vbut it isfoptional as tp whenthefcartons areslid out of tray 2. VIn fact thismay be' d one byanother operative standing vin front of shelf 6 whose duty it is and place fresh cartons therein, wliilethe operative manipulating the'trays reaches yfor a new layer of eggs in the cratel Having thus "described our invention a we l.vr Egg packing apparatus comprising a pair of frames, one adapted to receivea layer of spaced eggs, the other adapted to receive a'plurality of'open cartons with closing flaps,
means for bringing the frame of eggs in 1nverted position over the vframe of cartonsfor transferring the eggs thereto,the frame for holding the cartons ,so shaped as to permitL sliding the filled cartons laterally therefrom, and the frameprovided'with a slotted bottom adapted to receive a backfolded closingflap of a carton. V
L2. Egg packing.; apparatus 'comprising a y pair offraines, one adaptedto receive a layer of spaced eggs, the other adapted t0I receivea plurality of open cartons lwith closing flaps, means for bringing the frame of eggs in inverted position over the'frame of cartons for transferring the eggs thereto, the frame for holdingV the cartons'so shaped as to permit sliding the filled cartons; laterally therefrom',`
andthe Iframe provided with a slotted bottom adapted to receive a plurality of back-folded ,n closing iaps of the cartons. I
' 3.Egg. packing apparatus .comprising a.
pairofitrays hingedlyconnected together for folding together box-like and opening out flat, one of said trays being ofy a size to receive.
separators, the second tray being of a size to receive a plurality of egg cartons and formed withl a slotteldbottoin adapted to receivethe back-folded closing flaps of some of the cartons, and an open side so that ythe cartons may be slid laterally therefrom, and meanssup-V porting said trays forswinging of eitherone VVover the other.
4.. Egg 'packing i apparatus comprising a ,pair of `,trays vhingedly connected togetherv for folding together box-like and opening out "flat, means pivotally supporting one of said trays whereby when they are closed together both maybe inverted together on said means, a shelf arranged to clear the trays in ltheir passage when being inverted, and to be overlapped when thevuppermost is swung away from the lower one ony its hinge connection thereto after such inversion, and a support for holding the. latter tray in horizontal position to receive a charge of eggs.
'6. Egg ypacking apparatus comprising a pair of trays hingedly connected together for folding together box-like and opening out f1at,one of said trays formed to receive a layer of spaced eggs, and the otherl tray formed to receivey and hold in position a plurality of open egg cartons whereby when the trays are folded together and inverted the eggs will be transferred to said cartons, and means in the last-mentioned tray to accommodate the closing iaps of the cartons to present an unobstructed surface over the cartons.
Y 7. Egg packing apparatus comprising a pair of trays adapted to fit face to face in boxlike formation and -provided with means for aligning them in such position, one of said trays formed to receive a layer of spaced eggs, the other tray formed to receive and hold in position a plurality of open egg cartons and slotted-to receive the closing flap of a carton whereby when the trays are placed together and inverted the eggs will be Vtransferred go said cartons without linterference of said 8. Egg packing' apparatus comprising a pair of trays hingedly connected together for folding together box-like and opening out flat, one of said trays formed to receive a layer y of spaced eggs, and the other 'tray formed to receive and hold in position a plurality of open egg cartons whereby when the trays are folded together and inverted the eggs will be transferred to said cartons, the carton-holding tray formed with a slotted bottomrthroughwhich the closing flaps of the egg :cartonsmaybe projected. f I t9. ,Egg packing apparatus comprising a pair of trayshingedly'conneoted together for foldingV together boxflike and opening out flat, one of said trays formed to receive a layer of spaced eggs, theijlother tray formed to receive and hold in positiona vplurality-of OPGL1 eggcartons whereby when the trays vare folded together and inverted the eggs will be transferred to said cartons, the cartonholding tray formed with a slotted bottom through which the closing flaps of the egg cartons may be projected, and a slotted table arranged to support the carton tray with slots aligned for sliding transfer of the cartons from the tray to the table.
BERNARD I. VIGNAUX, JR. MARVIN ROBERTS.